Matthew A. Cobabe

Assistant Professor

Dr. Cobabe’s research interests include financial reporting, voluntary disclosure, segment reporting quality (the reporting of the operating segments of a company in the disclosures with its financial statements), and the effect of management on accounting disclosure.

His dissertation examines how a firm’s valuation is affected by segment disclosures of peers. His work in progress includes an experimental examination of the perceived value of stock options and a paper on the impact of sement reporting on returns and trading volume around mergers and acquisitions announcements.

Cobabe has taught courses in cost accounting and managerial accounting. His awards include the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year at the University of Oklahoma, the Robberson Conference Presentation Travel Grant, and the Ben Barnett Ph.D. Scholarship.

He has also worked as an accountant in Oren, Utah.

Matthew A. Cobabe

Email:  mattcobabe@vt.edu
Phone:  540-231-0764
Fax:  540-231-2511
Office:  Pamplin 3100

Office Hours

Education

Ph.D.  University of Oklahoma

Specialization

Management Accounting